Belmont VFD barbecue scheduled for Saturday
The week has finally arrived for the fireman’s Barbeque. For some reason many of us are having a terrible time keeping the dates straight. So let’s not get it confused. It is September 17th, in downtown Belmont for chicken and brisket barbeque plates for $7.00 each to benefit the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department. Serving is from 5PM to 8PM. The Kerr Creek Band is playing. In addition there is a raffle, auction and silent auction.
The Belmont Ladies Club will have their regular meeting at the Belmont Community Center on the fourth Tuesday of September at 2PM. Bingo prizes will be furnished by the club.
The Leesville Country Fair is Saturday, October 8th, at 10:00AM at the pavilions by the Leesville Cemetery. This is the annual fund raiser for the Leesville Cemetery and provides a $1000.00 scholarship for a local high school student.
Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Joe Kotwig, Annie Kotwig (Mam-Maw is Joe’s mother); Kenneth Crumley, Gilby, Susan, Roy Wright, Lynn (who is Rudolpho and Edna Garza’s daughter as well as Rudolpho and Edna: Elson Schreiber(a former employee of Johnson Oil); Kathryn, Dena Black, Karen Roecker Mahan, Roland Barthels, Mary Jane Keith, Bill and Marie Lott, Laddie Studler, William Fink, Doris and Alvin Hewell; Whitney, Glenna, Mildred O’Neal, Lisa Rodriguez, Joe Keith, Debbie and Bill Read, Aunt Georgie; Lawrence Walshak, Joyce Schellenberg, Pete Kallies, Lillie Lay, Mildred O’Neal, Doug Walshak, Louise Rossow, Selma Vickers, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Carl and Vida Tindle; Aunt Betty Gandre, Anna Lindemann, Ann and Bubba Bond; Shirley Dozier, Britt Hindman, Sean Weda, Scott Hindman, family of John Conlin, the family of Marcia and Spike Pinney and our troops and their families, and RAIN
Mrs. Annie Kotwig is very ill and they have removed all of the extra devices from her. Mrs. Annie would never ever let me take Joe off the prayer list. Every once in a while I would scramble my prayer list and leave Joe off. I was sure to get a call from Mrs. Annie telling me to put Joe Kotwig back on that prayer list. I can assure you of one thing. She is one beloved lady to her family and her friends and she is a praying person. I would want her on my side anytime I had a choice.
Karen Mahan was coming up to visit with Cleburne and Gladys Roecker and bake a special birthday cake for a grandson. However, she was a little bit scared to leave Tomball because of all the wild fires that were so very close down in Madison County and in that area. So we hope that she made it here and back there safely. Karen is doing pretty well. She is able to teach school with a few modifications and still appreciates your prayers.
We wish Mr. Johnny Zoboroski a big Happy Birthday. He has a birthday on September 13th. Now I just don’t know how old or young he is going to be. He will tell you that he is getting old and he seems to drag that word out real long. I don’t know what is the matter with that man. There is no cause whatsoever for him to do that because he is one of those people who laughs and grins and acts forever young. You know when I was talking to him Saturday night he was showing me his “dishpan hands” and laughing over them. Now if a person can laugh over “dishpan hands” they are not old.
I forgot to wish Linda Denker a big Happy Birthday last week. I also have a cousin Lynda Rabe who has a birthday this week, along with a nephew Tommy Soefje. I know I was just told someone else, but I have forgotten at the moment.
Oh my goodness. The Best Friends and Mattie Abrameit pulled a good one on Julie and Johnny Abrameit on Friday night. They were celebrating their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary on Saturday. Now guess where they were going?! They were going to the boys’ football game. They sang them several songs and we all wished them a very Happy Anniversary. Somehow they took it all in stride and good humor.
I will tell you something. God and Patriotism is alive and well at the Belmont Social Club. Tommy Schlein put on a spectacular performance with a voice that covered a range of notes that was unbelievable. Tommy is seventy years old. I don’t know whether you can understand what this means or not, but when you a person reaches that age, your voice is usually not in that good a condition. It is a beautiful voice. He was joined on the stage, totally by surprise, by Fred Hansen, to sing the American Trilogy as Elvis sang it. It brought the house down, it took you out of this earth, it gave you goose bumps, it made us go into total silence, it made us wave our arms in the air and clap and shout into a deafening roar. As Tommy said when he finally found his voice, what can you do to top that? Well he sang Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA, and dedicated it to the 9/11 Memorial. You only have a few experiences like that in your lifetime and this was one of them.
Tommy also had his wife there with him and his ninety year old mother, who was dancing. I was told that she was Tommy’s best friend. I can see why Tommy can sing this way. He has a CD with four songs on it. His web site is goodolesongs.com but it is hard to get that website to pull up sometimes. He started out learning to play the steel guitar and ran around playing in downtown Victoria. You can sample his singing from his website.
Now next week we have our girl, Sally and Debbie—Best Friends—back on Friday and then our singing car deal Wyatt Aarp—with his band Deep Water---on Saturday night. Now that is going to be some real competition because Kerr Creek Band is going to be playing down at the Fireman’s BBQ. Belmont is really going to be booming September 17th with a choice of two places to go to eat and dance. Wow!!! You know I am going to have to talk to this car dealer and see how in the world he came up with the name Deep Water. I wonder if he got one of those new cars stranded in a creek in some deep water or what. I will have to share with you another interesting tidbit about that band. They usually play at the VFW in Seguin every Wednesday night until about 8PM or so. So if you like them you and are in Seguin, you might want to see how you can support them there. They make good music. If you have not heard them, then you need to come and see what you have been missing.
I have not checked with Shari Lee lately. She had just gone to one pottery class when I talked with her last time. I had never seen her so excited. She said that she had clay up to her elbows. I can’t imagine clay up to Shari’s elbows either but it seemed to be “her thing”. So I am expecting big things from Shari over at the Red Hen Pottery. Will and I have decided that we have to go find a bowl for Sweet Pea. Sweet Pea turns her food bowl upside down. I bet we can find one that will put.
I am so hot today that I must be hitting many “pauses”. At any rate let’s just keep praying for rain, and please, please try to not let any sparks hit any place that will set anything on fire. God Bless each and every one of you.